It is the time of the season when each respective NHL club looks at their crop of restricted free agents (RFA) and issues qualifying offers for those players they would like to keep. The deadline to issue such offers was 5 pm Eastern Time on Monday and the players have until July 15th to sign their respective contracts.
By issuing the offers, each team is given the right of first refusal or draft choice compensation should the player sign an offer sheet with another team. Should teams and players elect to go to salary arbitration, hearings would take place from July 20-Aug. 4.
Below is a list of the notable players and teams:
Anaheim Ducks: Not yet announced
Arizona Coyotes: Jordan Martinook (F), Anthony Duclair (F), Nick Cousins (F), Tyler Gaudet (F) and Marek Langhamer (G)
Boston Bruins: Noel Acciari (F), Linus Arnesson (D), Austin Czarnik (F), Zane McIntyre (G), David Pastrnak (F), Tim Schaller Ryan Spooner (F), Malcolm Subban (G)
Buffalo Sabres: Marcus Foligno (F), Zemgus Girgensons (F), Johan Larsson (F), Evan Rodrigues (F), Nathan Beaulieu (D), Robin Lehner (G)
Calgary Flames: Alex Chiasson (F), Ryan Culkin (D) and Kenney Morrison (D)
Carolina Hurricanes: Phil Di Giuseppe (F), Brock McGinn (F), Jake Chelios (D)
Chicago Blackhawks: Dennis Rasmussen (F), Tomas Jurco (F), Ville Pokka (D) and Erik Gustafsson (D).
Colorado Avalanche: Not yet announced
Columbus Blue Jackets: Alexander Wennberg (F), Josh Anderson (F), Jordan Schroeder (F), Daniel Zaar (F)
Dallas Stars: Radek Faksa (F), Brett Ritchie (F), Gemel Smith (F), Matej Stransky (F), Patrik Nemeth (D), Jamie Oleksiak (D)
Detroit Red Wings: Not yet announced
Edmonton Oilers: Leon Draisaitl (F), Bogdan Yakimov (F), Dillon Simpson (D), Joey Laleggia (D)
Florida Panthers: Mark Pysyk (D), Alex Petrovic (D), MacKenzie Weegar (D)
Los Angeles Kings: Not yet announced
Minnesota Wild: Mikael Granlund (F), Nino Niederreiter (F), Kurtis Gabriel (F), Zack Mitchell (F), Zach Palmquist (D), Mike Reilly (D), Steve Michalek (G)
Montreal Canadiens: Alex Galchenyuk (F), Jacob De La Rose (F), Max Friberg (F), Charlie Lindgren (G)
Nashville Predators: Ryan Johansen (F), Viktor Arvidsson (F), Pontus Aberg (F), Frederick Gaudreau(F), Austin Watson (F), Marek Mazanec (G)
New Jersey Devils: Joseph Blandisi (F), Stefan Noesen (F), Blake Coleman (F), Blake Pietila (F), Kevin Rooney (F), Ben Thomson (F), Vojtech Mozik (D), Damon Severson (D), Scott Wedgewood (G)
New York Islanders: Connor Jones (F), Calvin de Haan (D), Adam Pelech (D), Christopher Gibson (G)
New York Rangers: Not yet announced
Ottawa Senators: Not yet announced
Philadelphia Flyers: Scott Laughton (F), Taylor Leier (F), Roman Lyubimov (F), Mike Vecchione (F), Cole Bardreau (F), Anthony Stolarz (G)
Pittsburgh Penguins: Justin Schultz (D), Brian Dumoulin (D), Conor Sheary (F), Derrick Pouliot (D), Frank Corrado (D), Jean-Sebastien Dea (F) and Josh Archibald (F).
San Jose Sharks: Chris Tierney (F), Marcus Sorensen (F) and Barclay Goodrow (F)
St. Louis Blues: Magnus Paajarvi (F), Oskar Sundqvist (F), Colton Parayko (D), Petteri Lindbolm (D), Jordan Binnington (G)
Note: The Blues did not extend a qualifying offer to forward Nail Yakupov, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Tyler Johnson (F), Ondrej Palat (F), Michael Bournival (F), Tye McGinn (F), Matthew Peca (F), Tanner Richard (F), Jake Dotchin (D), Slater Koekkoek (D), Kristers Gudlevskis (G)
Toronto Maple Leafs: Garret Sparks (G), Justin Holl (D), Connor Brown (F) and Zach Hyman (F)
Vancouver Canucks: Reid Boucher (F), Michael Chaput (F), Brendan Gaunce (F), Bo Horvat (F), Joseph LaBate (F), Evan McEneny (D) and Nikita Tryamkin (D).
Vegas Golden Knights: Not yet announced
Washington Capitals: Evgeny Kuznetsov (F), Andre Burakovsky (F), Travis Boyd (F), Liam O’Brien (F), Chandler Stephenson (F), Dmitry Orlov (D), Philipp Grubauer (G)
Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Copp (F), Brandon Tanev (F), JC Lipon (F), Connor Hellebuyck (G)
Jim Parsons is a freelance writer who covers the Edmonton Oilers and news and rumors posts here at The Hockey Writers.
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